Simsbury UMC
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
Weekly Announcements
Click here to read the SUMC announcements for this week.
These announcements are also found in the Sunday Bulletins.
Important: Please submit announcements to our Secretary, Michelle Ebert, by the end of the day on Tuesdays. Thank you!

Simsbury Celebrates Helpers & Food

Some additional help is needed in order to make this event a success. Please look for the sign-up sheets on the kiosk in Wesley Hall for both food donations as well as friendly faces to help setup, serve, and cleanup. Those donating food may drop of items in the kitchen or at the office this week Mon-Wed between 10 am-2 pm. Please call Michelle in the church office with any questions.


SUMC and Simsbury Celebrates Activities!

SUMC will once again be a warming hut during the Simsbury Celebrates! activities next Saturday, November 25 from 4:30-6:30 pm. We welcome back the always popular O’Brien Band to provide entertainment in the hall, we’ll host the popular Messiah Sing in the sanctuary beginning at 6:00 pm, and the Bell Tower will once again be open for tours beginning at 4:30 with a bell concert midway thru the evening affairs. All kinds of fun will be happening here at SUMC so be sure to stop in!


Holiday Bulletin Covers

Again this year we continue the tradition of having special bulletin covers during the Advent and Christmas season. Bulletins may be given in celebration, in honor, or in memory of a loved one, and your dedication will be printed on the back of the bulletin for that service. Bulletins are available on a first come basis and are available for the following services: Dec 3, Dec 10, Dec 17, Dec 24 (10:00 am only) and the 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm Christmas Eve Services. The cost per service is $30.00. If you are interested in donating bulletins, please contact Michelle in the church office at 860.651.3356 or


Financial Reminders

Financial statements will be issued on Monday, November 20 showing amount pledged and contributed year to date. Most statements are issued electronically by email if we have an email on file for you. Since only one email address can be the primary email address per family/household, please be sure to check with others in your household to see if they received it before contacting the office. Those without an email address will be mailed. Please complete your financial commitment as soon as possible, so that we may close out the 2017 financial year in a timely manner. Final year end statements used for tax purposes, will be issued at the end of January. Should you have any questions about your pledge or giving, please contact Michelle in the office at 860.651.3356 x11 or


Cookie Caper is Just Around the Corner!

It’s never too soon to start thinking about Christmas Cookies! The SUMC annual Cookie Caper sale will be held on Saturday, December 9, from 10 am until Noon (or until we run out!). We need YOU to bake, bake, bake! The more festive the cookies, the better our sales will be! All proceeds go toward the summer youth mission trip. Last year we raised over $2100! Youth in grade 7 and up, please sign up with Pastor Peter to help at this event. Adult volunteers are needed too -- please contact Heather Ryan or Missy Iler to let us know if you can help us at the sale.


Calling All Crafters!

We need your help! In December, we will be hosting a Christmas Workshop on Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10, for children to buy Christmas presents for their loved ones. We would appreciate any homemade crafts like jewelry, Christmas, ornaments, stationary, aprons, totes, etc. For more information, please contact Heather Kaliden at Thank you.